Turmeric has been the go-to spice for years. You can order a Turmeric Latte at any city-centre café, find it in supplement tablets at your local health store or buy the spice at the supermarket to blend into just about anything at home. This golden spice has been the focus of many headlines, stating that it fights anything from your common flu to depression. However, there is a new spice fighting to take the top spot. Keep reading to find out what it is.
Use It As Medicine
Known as the Queen of Spices, there is nothing subtle about cardamom. With a strong flavor and aroma, hints of mint, smoke, and lemon, it has been widely used in India and surrounding countries for almost 5,000 years. This super-spice is a nutritional powerhouse, typically used in the western hemisphere to add flavor to cuisine. However, it is now becoming notorious for its medicinal purposes; including combatting a variety of ailments, counteracting digestive problems, reducing inflammation in the stomach lining while calming heartburn and nausea naturally. It also contains high levels of minerals and vitamins such as calcium, magnesium, iron, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C and can freshen your breath. If you’re not convinced yet, here are four additional ways to use the new Queen of Spices.